Benny Hinn Conference Notes
Jubilee Christian Center, San Jose, California
January 24-25, 2008
Other Aspects About the Anointing
- God will exalt you to a place of authority and power.
Micah 4:1 speaks of the literal Mount Zion (Jerusalem) and people from all over the world making pilgrimages there. Zion is also a prophetic phrase representing the Body of Christ. Mount Zion shall be the most renowned of all the mountains of the world.
Mountains symbolize high places of authority and power (a positive symbolism). Mountains can also have negative symbolism depending on the Scriptural passage, (meaning problems and obstacles). But in Micah 4:1, mountains mean being in high places.
God is anointing many in the Body of Christ to begin occupying positions in high places, such as government and the corporate business world.
Occupying high or heavenly places also speaks of authority and power in the Spirit, authority and power in prayer, knowing who you are in Christ and being seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:6). God has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ (Eph 1:3).
- When the Anointing comes, none will be barren among you.
Song of Solomon 4:2 says, “Your teeth are like a flock of shorn sheep which have come up from the washing, every one of which bears twins, and none is barren among them.”
In the Bible, teeth have various symbolisms depending on the passage. One of the symbols of teeth in Jewish culture was that it is figurative of having had consumed an abundance of milk (the calcium in the milk keeping the teeth white and healthy). The milk represents the Word. The abundance of milk which keeps the teeth white speaks of no lack in the Spirit. Abundance, fruitfulness. The twin teeth speak of bearing double – double blessings, double anointing.
- Restoration for you and your loved ones.
God imparts an anointing to believe (and not just believe, but take authority in the Spirit) for the salvation and restoration of your loved ones.
1 O Israel, return to the LORD your God, for you have stumbled because of your iniquity;
2 Take words with you, and return to the LORD. Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.
3 Assyria shall not save us, we will not ride on horses, nor will we say anymore to the work of our hands, ‘You are our gods.’ For in You the fatherless finds mercy.”
4 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely, for My anger has turned away from him.”
5 I will be like the dew to Israel; He shall grow like the lily, and lengthen his roots like Lebanon.
6 His branches shall spread; his beauty shall be like an olive tree, and his fragrance like Lebanon.
7 Those who dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall be revived like grain, and grow like a vine. Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.
8 “Ephraim shall say, ‘What have I to do anymore with idols?’ I have heard and observed him. I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in Me.”
9 Who is wise? Let him understand these things. Who is prudent? Let him know them. For the ways of the LORD are right; the righteous walk in them, but transgressors stumble in them.
Verses 1 and 2: God is asking His people who have stumbled to turn back to Him and He will restore their lives.
Verse 3: The Assyrian culture and people were related to Babylon. Babylon is the place of captivity and confusion. Turning away from God always leads a person to a place of captivity and confusion.
Verse 4: God promises to heal their backsliding, to love them unconditionally, for He is not angry with them.
Verse 5: The dew is a symbol of the Anointing and God’s blessings. Dew is also a symbol of unlimited supply and prosperity. Dew waters the earth, removing barrenness (no lack). It speaks of being satiated.
Psalm 133 says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment (anointing oil) upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s (priestly anointing) beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the LORD commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.”
Verse 5: “He shall grow as the lily”, meaning (according to Bible Encyclopedias), rapidly self-propagating, one root often producing 50 bulbs. Fruitfulness, multiplication.
Verse 5: “Roots of Lebanon” are figurative of the cedars which have roots that go as deep as the height of the tree. This symbolizes your roots going deep down, so that you are strong and immovable. Spiritual growth consists mostly in the growth of the roots, which is out of sight.
Verse 6: “His branches shall spread.” Symbolizes fruitfulness and growth. Expanding to the right and to the left.
Verse 6: The olive tree is symbolic of the Anointing and being abundantly blessed. The fragrance of Lebanon symbolizes the fragrance of Christ. There is a level of anointing when the Shekinah Glory of God fills a room, that often times the room is literally filled with the sweet aroma of the Glory of the Father.
Verse 7: “They that dwell under his shadow shall return”, meaning that those who once dwelled under Israel’s covering, and left it, shall return and be restored to their original dwelling under the covering.
Verse 7: “They shall revive like grain.” As a kernel goes into the ground and dies, it shall once again spring forth with abundant produce. A great increase of offspring.
Verse 7: “Their scent shall be like the wine of Lebanon.” Israel’s fame. Also, compare Hosea 14:6 “His smell is like Lebanon” to Song 1:3 “His Name is like ointment poured forth.” This is talking about the anointing. The wine of Lebanon was most celebrated for its aroma, flavor and medicinal restorative properties.
Verse 8: “Ephraim” (the double-fruitful one who is grateful for God’s goodness) says, “what more do I have to do with idols” (giving up idolatry to serve God wholeheartedly).
Verse 8: “I am like a green cypress tree; your fruit is found in me”. Being like an evergreen tree. Your leaves not falling off in winter seasons.
Verse 9: “Prudent” – an anointing for wisdom and understanding. Possessing both practical wisdom for everyday living, as well as insights into divine truths. Discerning the difference between what is righteous and what is unrighteous; what is sacred and what is secular.
Ephesians 1:17-18 says, “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened.”
Acts 6:2-3 refers to the brethren in the early church seeking out from among them seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom they may appoint as deacons. Stephen was one of the seven men. Stephen’s opposers were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke (Acts 6:10).
One of the Gifts of the Spirit is the word of wisdom (1 Cor 12:8).
- The restoration of all things.
Acts 3:20-21 (ASV) says, “That he may send the Christ who hath been appointed for you, (even) Jesus: whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have been from of old.”
- Obadiah 17 –“But upon Mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.” The day will come when there will be no bondage among His Church. The Anointing sets captives free, and the Anointing is protection from demonic harassment.
- The Anointing gives you energy.
The Anointing takes away tiredness. It gives you a desire to want to minister to people. But you have to flow in your own anointing for whatever God has called you to do. Exhaustion and poor results may result from trying to operate in an anointing that you are not called to do.
Benny Hinn gave the example that he can minister for hours at conferences and crusades and feel energized. His anointing is the office of the evangelist – to preach and teach before large audiences, lead scores of people to salvation in Christ, and lead the people into intimate worship which invites the Holy Spirit to flow freely. But when he used to be a pastor, and having to deal with so many needs of the people, and so many complaints of this person and that person, he became drained. On the other hand, he has staff who are anointed to spend hours on the phone with someone counseling them, and staff who enjoy walking around in the audience ministering to individuals one on one.
- The Anointing will shake the nations.
Haggai 2:6-7 – “This is what the LORD Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the LORD Almighty.
Haggai 2:8: There is an Anointing being imparted for financial prosperity. ‘The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.
Haggai 2:9: The Glory (Anointing) of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former. There is a progression and increase of anointing. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the LORD Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the LORD Almighty.”
- If the anointing stays locked up on the inside, it will get stale. It stays fresh when it continually flows out like a river flowing through you.
- Isaiah 41:18-20
18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
19 I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree, the myrtle and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the cypress tree and the pine and the box tree together,
20 That they may see and know, and consider and understand together, that the hand of the LORD has done this, and the Holy One of Israel has created it.
This speaks of the Anointing bringing refreshing and removing thirst and dryness. It symbolizes the Anointing turning our desert into a place of beauty and fruitfulness, of transforming our wilderness into a garden. We need the Anointing to break off areas of barrenness in our lives.
- Ezekiel 47:9 – God will bring life to others through you.
“And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes” (NKJV).
The old song says:
“I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me, it makes the lame to walk and the blind to see. It opens prison doors and sets the captives free, I’ve got a river of life flowing out of me. Spring up, oh well, within my soul. Spring up, oh well, and make me whole. Spring up, oh well, and give to me that life abundantly.”
- Go in Jesus’ Name.
- Elisha received the double portion anointing. Jesus’ anointing was without measure.
Don’t settle for just the double portion. Go beyond that and believe for an anointing that has no limits as to how much you can have.
- Job 29:6 – Rivers of oil belong to you. The rivers and the oil represent the Holy Spirit and flowing in His Anointing. Oil especially speaks of healing, joy and prophetic impartation.
- Rivers of oil = fire and power of God. Rivers of water = cleansing, refreshing.
- Ps. 109:18 – Oil in his bones.
- Butter – Symbolizes the richness of the Word.
- Ecclesiastes 9:8 – Never lack the anointing.
- Learn to syphen (draw out) the Anointing.
Deut 32 – suck oil. This syphening of anointing only happens in the high places (high places referring to ascending in high worship, and being in the atmosphere of the Glory).
- Difference between the power of God and the Presence of God:
The Presence IS His Glory (Ex 34).
The Power is released when the Glory comes.
The Presence is KNOWN.
The Power is FELT.
- The Anointing is released through surrender. When the Anointing becomes real in worship, you must syphen it.
- Deut 32:13 – Syphen the Word (as symbolized by honey).
- Isaiah 10:27 – Bondage broken instantly by the Anointing.
- 2 Kings 4 – Anointing cancels debt.
- Isaiah 21:5-6 – Anointing imparts gift of faith to you.
- Anointing brings blessings to your life.
- The Anointing can be transmitted to cloths, clothing, water, oil, etc.
- Be careful who you allow to lay hands on you and prophecy over you. A transference takes place. Something in them gets on you.
- Just the Anointing (Power) will make you blow up. Just the Word will make you dry up. Both the Spirit and the Word together will make you grow up.
- The Anointing makes your five senses more keen and alert.
- In the Glory, no demons can harass you in your mind.
- You can be healed of clinical depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar and any other mental illness in the Glory.
- Any sickness or disease can be healed in the Glory.
- This is a time of transition for many people. You have left where you were, but not quite entered into the next season. You feel stuck inbetween. The Glory and Anointing will transition you to your next season.
Weakening the Anointing
- Speaking against men and women of God
When Aaron and Miriam spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married, and spoke against his ministry and anointing as prophet, then a judgment from God Himself was placed upon both Aaron and Miriam. Miriam became leprous for a short time, and learned her lesson.
The judgment on Aaron was delayed for many years because the Anointing (represented by the priestly garments, ephod and turban), protected him from judgment. But when Moses stripped Aaron of his priestly garments, he was stripped of the Anointing. Then the judgment was executed and he died.
Speaking against anointed men and women of God may result in the chastening and discipline of the Lord.
Speaking against anointed men and women of God, especially publicly and habitually and discrediting or slandering them, can even cause pre-mature death in some cases – the judgment of God.
- Ecclesiastes 10:1 – The Anointing will stink with flies. Flies represent evil spirits.
- Talking about demons too much. Giving more attention to demons and their activity than to Jesus.
- Dark areas in your life in which demons have an entrance to oppress you. It may be areas of sin – pornography, sexual immorality, lying, stealing, slander, pride, unforgiveness – any kind of sin; thoughts and mindsets (strongholds that exalt themselves above the knowledge of Christ); hatred; strife; jealousy; being involved in witchcraft, horoscopes, etc. Having unhealed hurts and wounds of the soul makes one more vulnerable to demonic oppression. The devil takes advantage of people who suffer with chemical imbalances in the brain and those with emotional wounds.
- People draining you. You must set boundaries. You can’t be all things to all people.